posted on January 29, 2008 at 2:46 am

listen away to church music
oh you clever devil
oh you still sprightly venerable player
your hands run over pianos guitars bass
your words range from the stupid to the stupendous
your old and ugly one minute
the next youre a bloomin’ youngster
no body no body knows you
none of them none of them
nobody knows me no no no
not even you
oh youve gone mad
killer yesterday you badger mr ricki my-me
jokerman jokerman sing to the nightingale tune
oh killer you such an olde joker ha ha ha
boy sometimes he not laughing tho
no one laughing killer
you go too far
can you help yourself?
i am serious when i should be laughing
i am laughing when i should be serious
i am not mad but i get the urge to rant and rave
i pretend to be a fan
(in a choked up aged prep boy east coast nasal style)
hey ah ricki ah you mind if i uh join ya here
uh been a big fan man
i got yer 1991 demos man and i uh saw ya play
in poughkeepsie to 5 people
and i uh i wont bother you now but could ah you…
A) let me jam with you guys tonite…ah come on dont be a ….
B) come talk to my wounded/dying/fucked up/imaginary nephew?
C) take me round all the guy hotspots in san fran
D) ask anton to dedicate a song to me and my wife
E) let me share that joint
F) fuck my girlfriend….we both love you guys
G)let me n my buddies in dressing room
H) give me some guitar parts or drums…no not picks or sticks though!!
I)lend me a hundred bucks for a sandwich
J) introduce me to the randy war-holes
K) produce me n my group for nothin’
L)tell joel im having his love childe
M)arrange for us guys to open for yas in london or new york
N) get me a few beers from the band room
O)check out my myspace videos dude…..NOW!
P) reveal personal and private things if i do but ask
Q) be more like the olde days when i liked you guys better
actually was gonna do all the alphabet
but ran outta steam n enthusiasm
ah thats too bad…..

37 Responses to “season of fevers”

  1. avatar
    eek | 29 January 2008 at 3:47 am #

    And we all cringe and think “oh shit, how many of these stupid things have I said or done?” Yikes!

    From now on I swear I’ll just stand at the back of the venue and keep my mouth shut. I promise.

  2. avatar
    Bionaut | 29 January 2008 at 3:51 am #

    R) Tell me why whatshisname left the band. What was the story behind that?

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2008 at 3:58 am #

    S) Where do ya get your inspiration from?

  4. avatar
    princey | 29 January 2008 at 3:58 am #

    No no no, that’s where you got it wrong, we know you better than you think sk, the stuff you write on these pages everyday says it all, little by little, bit by bit, year after year, the reeeel sk is slowly reveeeeeeled.

    You make an excellent sicko, psycho fan btw!!haha

    Love Amanda

  5. avatar
    Steve Kilbey Live DVD | 29 January 2008 at 4:04 am #

    While I finish off the letters R to Z for Mr Kilbey,
    a big thank you from Matt D, myself and of course SK to everyone who has supported the Steve Kilbey Live DVD.

    It’s been available through for less than a fortnight, but the orders received, as well as level of interest and positive reviews has been fantastic.

    If you don’t know what I’m talking about, or want to know more, check out – where a couple more clips (Invisible and One Inch Rock, as well Milky Way) from the DVD can be found.

    If you’re going to purchase, ordering direct from is the best way for SK to get maximum $$.

    Plus1 Presents

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2008 at 6:49 am #

    gotta get a dvd now!”haff we got a VIDEO!..”i get by withalittle help from my friendz!sounds like you were born with that steelstring in your hands Steve.awesome!.and thanks for the link,Kurt.much appreciated.

  7. avatar
    ath | 29 January 2008 at 7:09 am #

    T) tell me about how that one record was recorded
    U) play that one song from 75 years ago, because i fuckin paid for the show
    V) explain what that one special particular song means

  8. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 29 January 2008 at 8:55 am #

    Mary won’t buy me your DVD, she has had enough of my wishful thinking, my dreams of make believe…

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2008 at 9:31 am #

    Bored now.
    I’ve never done or said any of those things.
    I too have run out of enthusiasm.

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2008 at 9:52 am #

    “no laughing go too far”.-SK,take something too far? LOL ;-0 ;-)x see ya on yer next nth usa tour sk!

  11. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 29 January 2008 at 9:54 am #

    W) tell me what drugs you were on when you wrote this song…
    X) come down to the local macca’s and have a quarter-pounder with me and me mates yuk, yuk, yukka…

    loved yesterday’s blog…beautiful…

  12. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 29 January 2008 at 10:11 am #

    Sports Stars are well looked after; sports psychologists, dieticians, ‘personable’ trainers, motivators, managers, PR peoples………..but how well are we looking after our artists? (writing this partly with Heath Ledger in mind). It’s ultimately a very insecure profession. I think that one way Killa’s higher self is looking after himself is with the TTB community; we tune in everyday for an insight into his Everyman experience, we care about him the artist and individual & we are interested in what it is he has to say…………. Thanks Killa for sharing……………….

  13. avatar
    princey | 29 January 2008 at 10:29 am #

    Yes, I agree with u ethereal butterfly “we care about him”, we really do sk.
    love Amanda

  14. avatar
    Roger D | 29 January 2008 at 10:36 am #

    Y}-because we LIKE you.Z}-zip,nada,nuthin’.should we use the latin alphabet now? alpha}-romeo,beta}ahh!a spliff,gamma} who-ray!,delta}-inlet. haha!x

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2008 at 10:52 am #

    so did ya fall out with miami ?

  16. avatar
    veleska1970 | 29 January 2008 at 11:05 am #

    heather’s right~~we do care about steve.

    and as always, thanks for taking the time to share yourself with us, steve.

    lotza love….

  17. avatar
    isolde | 29 January 2008 at 11:17 am #

    i used to work with a woman who spent three days in a hotel room with bob dylan when he came to town in the 60’s
    her boyfriend only forgave her cos of who it was
    spose any bloke would really
    we used to love hearing that story
    when things got a bit slow we’d say tell us the one about bob and it always gave us a larf

  18. avatar
    matt davison | 29 January 2008 at 11:37 am #

    capt Beyond…

    get into it lad.. Mary’s not gonna stop ya is she??

    I did it for you……………..

    Sk – That Ric’s a complicated bugger… he ‘s quite at the time being at the mo ..anyone else noticed that

  19. avatar
    matt davison | 29 January 2008 at 11:39 am #

    quiet @ the TB I mean….

  20. avatar
    fevered | 29 January 2008 at 12:24 pm #

    A(2) tell us about HEYDAY Maaann
    B(2) here have some free posion overdose mixture
    C(2) have MORE
    D (2) let me photograph you having more
    E (2) with my girlfriend having more
    F (2) with the paramedics having had more
    G (2) on channel 9 news in a body bag having had more
    H (2) in NOTOK magazine, No Idea, Women’s Weakly, Who the Fuck Magazine, with my girlfriend, in a body bag, having had more

  21. avatar
    Melby Symon | 29 January 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    SK….DVD arrived today…put it on this evening and have just finished watching it (11.30pm).

    Absolutely fucking mesmerizing.
    Wish I’d been there, the sights and sounds were 1st class.

    Well done to the production team and I sincerely hope that you sell a fucking million of them SK (well heaps and heaps anyway !)

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2008 at 12:42 pm #

    Ricki? Who the fuck is that?

  23. avatar
    Cee | 29 January 2008 at 3:38 pm #

    R) You going back to the hotel? Can I come too?
    S) Can I come backstage after the show? And by the way don’t you hate groupies?
    T) Show me that really cool chord progression you did on…
    U) I’m catching a ride with you and…, right?
    V) We’re going to breakfast after the show, right?
    W) I’ve known you for ages, so I can stick to you like glue, baybee
    X) Remember that picture I have of you in a dress? (Oh wait that one’s for Esteban)
    Y) Can I have a nap on the tour bus? (during tour bus tours)
    Z) If I bring some jazz can I hang out with you all night?

  24. avatar
    davem | 29 January 2008 at 7:27 pm #

    When I met Ricki I confess I asked him what esskay was REALLY like!!!
    Love to you Mr Kilbey, sir.

  25. avatar
    John | 29 January 2008 at 7:29 pm #

    It’s so funny when you type “dude”!

    I have no idea why.

    John Garratt

  26. avatar
    steve kilbey | 29 January 2008 at 7:34 pm #

    garratt…youre a dude
    im a bloke

  27. avatar
    fantasticandy | 29 January 2008 at 7:54 pm #

    errrrr…. i’m ONE of ‘the dudes’!

  28. avatar
    PAGEY | 29 January 2008 at 8:50 pm #


    just ordered your new DVD. Love you man. Well most of me loves you. Still this minuscule part of me that cringes at your very existence.

    oh well, no hard feelings. just rocke on renaissance dude! Sum of the parts…..can’t be all that badde

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2008 at 9:04 pm #

    Now if you met Bolan would you not do any of these things…?

    Shawn El

  30. avatar
    The Word Condenser{dick-tzar-nerry} | 29 January 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    A “dude”,is a camel’s penis.}one hump or two?}’)

  31. avatar
    princey | 29 January 2008 at 9:41 pm #

    Did you really have a fight with Ricky????

  32. avatar
    davem | 29 January 2008 at 10:31 pm #

    SK couldn’t fight Ricki.
    Ricki is about 9 stone, wringing-wet.
    Killer has those calves and brick-layers hands!!!

  33. avatar
    matt davison | 29 January 2008 at 11:30 pm #

    He may or may not had a fight with Rik… but he gave a royal crack & a smack to davvydson in Auckland..

    I wouldnt piss the Kilb off.. There is a reason why they call him killer you know!

  34. avatar
    princey | 29 January 2008 at 11:39 pm #

    Hey Matt, I can’t believe sk would hit someone, did he really give that guy a punch in the head????

  35. avatar
    steve kilbey | 30 January 2008 at 12:33 am #

    i am the destroyer

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 January 2008 at 1:20 am #

    its more fun,and intriguing to be a “decimator”,than a destroyer…then ya get to watch em flounder.;-) ;-( 😀 xo

  37. avatar
    Richard | 30 January 2008 at 1:52 am #

    John Garrat would like ‘The Weeping Camel’.

    It’s a beautiful film set in the wilds of Mongolia.

    To my puerile mind one of the best bits about it was the fact that one of the main characters in it was named ‘Dude’ (pronounced very differently in Mongolian).

    So the subtitles read a bit like a Bill & Ted movie.

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